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    Turbo failure symptoms on 520d LCI?

    I'm just saying from my experience Not that I got my crankcase breather changed because I later found out it's not changeable !! Just something warranty guys asked and Indy said to do.
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    Turbo failure symptoms on 520d LCI?

    I've got an e60 520d lci (2008). Premier Diesel based in Leicestershire. (they are also on ebay) They gave me a new turbo with actuator (took my old on) for £250 with 24 months warranty. Be advised you do the following as well; 1. Change turbo oil feed pipe 2. change crankcase breather filter 3. Clean out intercooler 4. Change Oil & Oil Filter I had a mechanic take the turbo off for £50 and put it back on with all the above for £100 - cost me £150 all together! Been Running fine before my EGR got blocked and damaged my turbo but just had the turbo replaced from same company! Also very easy to take off turbo yourself - i will annotate the photo and post!
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    massive hole - inlet manifold - 2008 e60

    if i purchase the complete egr removal kit (i saw this ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-E60-E61-F10-F11-EGR-VALVE-EGR-COOLER-DELETE-KIT-N47-N57-complete-removal/263433713931?fits=Plat_Gen%3AE60&hash=item3d55df790b:g:U9kAAOSwAU5aVsD8) does the car have to be remapped?
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    removing 520d 2008 turbo

    Ok so i know how to open it now - give me a few hours - i will annotate the photo!!
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    massive hole - inlet manifold - 2008 e60

    i thought and had doubts around the EGR as well - would that cause the limp mode / loss of power as well? strange how it was limp mode saturday evening but normal sunday morning then back to limp in the evening.
  6. Hi All i feel sick to my stomach now owning my e60 - full of troubles and just want to burn the dam thing lol! Can anyone tell me or point me in the right directions of what would of happened / caused this massive hole in the inlet manifold - it seems as it's just melted through!!! Saturday all day - car was fine i do 500 miles a week on the motorway for work. Saturday evening - started car to go home from local pub - car had no power and was in limp mode...drove home slowly. Sunday morning - started car - full power car was fine - drove to london. Sunday evening - started car - again no power - limp mode - drove to motorway and pulled over - white smoke coming out of bonnet. Got recovered home from london to birmingham (motorway breakdowns are high priority) Monday morning - car started as normal but no power - reversed onto drive left running in neutral - plugged in ista/p but showed no faults I couldn't hear the turbo spool either - actuator fault. - no turbo impact though - everything undamaged Removed turbo to replace under warranty (turbo was purchased just under 6 months ago and done 25k miles since) Discovered a massive hole on top of the inlet manifold 1. How or what would of caused this massive hole? 2. What or where do i look in terms of direction of going forward for other damage? All help would be appreciated!
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    removing 520d 2008 turbo

    Hi All, can someone help me locate where the nuts are to remove the turbo on a 2008 lci 520d m sport Turbo packed up on me coming from back from london - car went into limp mode and then boom smoke cut out... luckily car still starts but no power. I've attached some photos and removed as much as i could to get clear view of the turbo. I've removed the pipes but need to remove the actual turbo so the warranty company can replace it (it was changed 30,000 miles ago) Would appreciate the help. Thank You
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    Wheel Lock Code for e60

    was worth a try..i know it was difficult.
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    Wheel Lock Code for e60

    Hi All, managed to break my Wheel Lock Nut and can't find the part code. BMW said it will take 5 weeks to arrive albeit only £30. They won't provide me the number without ordering from them. Make BMW 520D M SPORT (2008 - 58 PLATE) I have attached an image of the broken lock nut! Usually he said it starts example code is 56 or 57 etc. I hope someone can tell me what it is Thank Youuuu!
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    2008 520d lci - fuel pump faulty - car won't start

    Thanks Jake, I checked 30 & 72 which would relate to Fuel Pump on the Car Fuse box...both fuses look good - no breaks. I will find that relay tomorrow. Very frustrating!
  11. Hi, I have another post but it may be confusing so this may be a bit clearer (can mods please close the other thread please) I was driving home on the motorway from London and the car cut out on me - wouldn't start back up. Now the AA couldn't diagnose the codes on it's machine but a quick google - was relating to DPF/MAF/Crankshaft Sensor. Once car was towed - i hooked up my laptop with BMW ISTA/D and read the codes - Got the CAT/DPF taken off and sent away for cleaning (haven't connected it back up to the car yet) Changed the crankshaft sensor Car STILL wouldn't start. I was doing more checks with the software and ran some fuel tests - as soon as i ran that i got the error on iDrive - Fuel Pump Faulty! I've done some rail pressure checks / voltage checks but I can only make out some...RAIL Pressure looks very low compared to what is specified... I believe that voltage is going to the fuel pump but it's not supplying enough fuel to the rail pressure for the injectors to fire and start the engine. Where is the fuel pump relay location - i've looked in the boot / right hand side fuse box - can't see where i'm supposed to look I'm going to buy a fuel pump tonight so let's see! I've attached a few images - it's live data when i'm cranking the car. Would be great for some info.
  12. Yeh i was thinking Option 1 - i've got a few quotes from bmw specialists and they are all saying £2000-2500 new engine & turbo all fitted. Option 2 i've pondered with and have been offered a max of £2500...if someone offered around £3500-4000 then i would be willing. What's my resale value like after getting the car repaired? Do i have to declare that i have changed the engine etc?
  13. Hi All, I made a thread regarding why my car wouldn't start up...got it back today from mechanic and he said that the turbo is broken and 2 pistons are broken in the engine. He said it's trying to fire up on 2 pistons instead of all 4. I am totally lost and am very upset. What are my options? I rang a few places regarding recon engine & turbo fitted £2500 inclusive of labour. But is it worth spending that much on the car to only go and sell it for a max of £6000-6500?? I am indecisive of what to do. all help would be appreciated
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    E60 lci 58 - turning over but not starting

    Hi guys, update. turbo gone and 2 pistons have broken in the engine the mechanic said.... goes the car is trying to fire on 2 cylinders instead of all 4. showed me broken parts of the turbo. well that's it then. time to cry i'll make a new thread re my options thank you all
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    E60 lci 58 - turning over but not starting

    thanks for the posts guys, hopefully find out from the garage tomorrow but my guesses is exhaust related....hopefully! will update once i find out.